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Trickster-Heroes in 'Buffy' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'
7 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

While Spike represents a moral alternative to Buffy’s heroism, the Arthurian Green Knight's tricks -- including a gruesome beheading -- end as mere a parlor game. Spike is the superior trickster.


Give 'O' A Big Fat Zero
22 Feb 2011 // 3:59 PM

Less an addition to the rich fictional literature of American politics and more like an exercise in the cynical business of marketing and publishing.

A Woman in Berlin: Six Weeks in the Conquered City by Anonymous, translated by Philip Boehm
11 Sep 2005 // 8:00 PM

Besides documenting the relentless terror and humiliation she and other German women endured, the diary offers a unique window on the German psyche as it comes to terms with Third Reich's wholesale collapse.


Bible Readings for the Home Circle
27 Aug 2009 // 7:30 AM

We went by the butcher and greengrocer and at the charity shop near the station I abandoned a copy of Penelope Fitzgerald's The Knox Brothers

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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